[Chicago] Let's you and him fight (Was: Kickstarter)

Martin Maney maney at two14.net
Fri Jul 29 06:07:22 CEST 2011

On Wed, Jul 27, 2011 at 08:42:46AM -0500, skip at pobox.com wrote:
> I think it's best for all concerned to accept the occasional apparent insult
> as something along those lines, especially if you don't personally know the
> parties involved.  If the back-and-forth escalates into something you can't
> plausibly interpret as online fun-poking, then, sure, call the
> participant(s) on it.

Or, as we used to put it back in the Fight-O-Net days, "Don't be
excessively annoying, and don't be too easily annoyed."  But if you
must be hurt on someone else's behalf, remember that you can reply
off-list, and that's often more effective.

Besides, this promises to be much more entertaining than the web app
deployment tool of the week (that is what it's Pythonic to reinvent
this year, isn't it?) if we let them get a few rounds of digs in.

You arguably have quite a few inalienable rights,
but being taken seriously isn't one of them.
Neither is being respected.  -- Rick Moen  <linuxmafia.com/~rick/faq/>

Yeah, and don't take seriously what is most likely someone else's weird
sense of humor, that should have been the third rule.  -- /me

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